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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar Testing of Soft Materials

By
George T. (Rusty) Gray, III
George T. (Rusty) Gray, III
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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William R. Blumenthal
William R. Blumenthal
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Published:
2000
Page range:
488 - 496

Abstract

This article addresses the specialized aspects required to accurately quantify the behavior of soft materials, including polymers and polymeric composites, using the split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB). It details some of the specialized SHPB techniques that facilitate testing soft materials. These techniques include the data-reduction techniques and assumptions required to use polymer pressure bars, the importance of sample-size considerations to polymer testing, and temperature-control methodologies to measure the high-strain-rate uniaxial stress response of polymers and other soft materials.

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George T. (Rusty) Gray, III, William R. Blumenthal, 2000. "Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar Testing of Soft Materials", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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